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Plant Boingsettas to destroy grid items as well as knock back and chill zombies.

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Boingsetta is an ice plant in Plants vs. Zombies 2 introduced in the 8.5.1 update. When planted, she deals heavy damage (1000 damage per shot) to all obstacles such as octopi and tombstones. She also bounces all zombies back (approximately 1.2 tiles) and chills them (for 5 seconds), similar to a boosted Spring Bean. After initially being planted, she will only affect obstacles and zombies in her lane, needing time (25 seconds) to recharge between attacks. If there are no targets in her lane, Boingsetta will not attack.


Origins

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She is based on a poinsettia (Euphorbia pulcherrima), the plant species of the diverse spurge family native to Central America and widely used in floral Christmas displays.

Her name is a portmanteau of "boing" which refers to her ability to knock back zombies, and "poinsettia", the plant she's based on.

Almanac entry

Boingsetta

SUN COST: 150
RECHARGE: 30

TOUGHNESS: 300
ARMING TIME: 25

Grid Item Damage: 1000
Chill: Chill

Knockback: 75
FAMILY: Winter-mint

Boingsettas slam the ground in a "boing" that heavily damages grid items, bounces zombies back and chills them.

Usage: heavily damages octopuses, surfboards & gravestones
Usage: destroys chickens & weasels
Special: affects whole board on planting, single lane afterward

Boingsetta's a springy plant whose positive outlook is infectiously delightful! The chilling effect is merely a secondary consequence.


Upgrades

Plant Food effect

When given Plant Food, Boingsetta deals 10000 DPS to all obstacles and 50 DPS to all zombies on screen, as well as knocking all zombies back approximately 2 tiles and chilling them for 10 seconds in a manner similar to when she is first planted. Her Plant Food effect does not reset her time between attacks.

Winter-mint effect

When boosted by Winter-mint, Boingsetta deals an additional 10000 DPS to grid items, and her Plant Food effect deals an additional 30000 DPS to grid items as well as an additional 195 DPS to zombies. Additionally, her knockback is increased to approximately 2 tiles whilst her Plant Food effect's knockback is increased to approximately 2.7 tiles. Finally, Boingsetta's time between attacks is reduced to 18 seconds, her chill duration is increased by 11 seconds, and her plant food chill duration is increased by 15 seconds.

Level upgrade

Level Seed Packets Coins Upgrades
Sun Cost Recharge Starting Recharge Toughness Arming Time Damage Chill Duration Special (Knockback)
Normal* Plant Food Normal Plant Food Normal Plant Food
Grid Items Zombies
1 0 0 150 30 seconds 10 seconds 300 dps 25 seconds 1000 dps 10000 dps 50 dps 5 seconds 10 seconds Normal Normal
2 50 29 seconds 9 seconds 24 seconds 2000 dps 12000 dps 65 dps 6 seconds +6.7% +4%
3 100 28 seconds 8 seconds 400 dps 14000 dps 90 dps 7 seconds 11 seconds +13.3% +8%
4 200 125 27 seconds 23 seconds 4000 dps 16000 dps 105 dps +20% +12%
5 300 26 seconds 7 seconds 500 dps 22 seconds 18000 dps 120 dps 8 seconds 12 seconds +26.7% +16%
6 400 25 seconds 21 seconds 6000 dps 20000 dps 135 dps +33.3% +20%
7 500 100 24 seconds 6 seconds 600 dps 20 seconds 22000 dps 150 dps 9 seconds 13 seconds +40% +24%
8 600 23 seconds 19 seconds 8000 dps 25000 dps 165 dps +46.7% +28%
9 800 22 seconds 900 dps 27000 dps 180 dps 10 seconds 14 seconds +53.3% +32%
10 1,000 20 seconds 5 seconds 18 seconds 10000 dps 30000 dps 195 dps 11 seconds 15 seconds +66.7% +40%

*Damage done to grid items.

Strategy

Boingsetta is incredibly powerful in a variety of scenarios and worlds. Just as you plant her, she is capable of destroying all obstacles, which can be very useful in hazard-filled worlds like Dark Ages, Ancient Egypt or Frostbite Caves. After she has been planted, her knockback and chill attack can be very helpful at stalling massive zombie quantities, However this attack is only in her lane and not constant, so it is a good idea to bring other offensive plants.

Boingsetta is especially useful in Big Wave Beach, world of the infamous Octo Zombie. Thanks to her amazing capabilities for destroying obstacles, octopi launched by him can easily be nullified, surfboards placed on the lawn are destroyed, therefore making the world a lot easier. However, players have to strategize and use her carefully due to slow recharge she has.

Similarly to Spring Bean, Boingsetta's knockback sends zombies into the water in Pirate Seas. Unlike Reinforce-mint, her knockback ability does not make the zombies airborne, so she cannot be used with Blover, but can be used with Draftodil.

Obstacles include:

Balance changes

Update 8.7.1

  • Boingsetta has a stronger knockback.

PopCap's note: This improves the plant and makes it effective against more powerful/larger zombies.

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